Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces
Gayla Trail is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology.
Gayla’s love for gardening began with parsley seeds planted in a Styrofoam cup when she was five years old. Inspired by the potato plants her grandmother grew in a bucket on her senior centre’s fire escape, Gayla has always gardened in whatever space she had available, including a hot and exposed building rooftop, a community plot, windowsills, shared yard space, fire escapes, a concrete parking pad, stoop steps, tiny urban backyards, and more.
She is the creator of YouGrowGirl.com, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners, where she has spent over a decade sharing her experiences growing food in difficult urban spaces.
Gayla is the author of two other books on gardening: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening (Simon and Schuster, 2005) and Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2010). Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in the New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; ReadyMade; Domino; Budget Living; and more.Follow @yougrowgirl